“Two teams that know each other well from last year and are both fancied again to challenage for promotion this year. Changes at both clubs, is Sheff U stronger or weaker than last year? Has Swindon replaced their outgoing players with better? Will managerial experience of promotion, finally mean that Sheff can get over the line finally? Will the system change at Swindon finally stop seeing them let in silly goals after dominating matches.
An early season barometer of a match that could give us an inclination of which team if either has moved on from last year, “

“ I think it’s still too early to tell, we have a lot of injuries, they have a few suspensions. I’m inclined to think Sheffield will have more than enough to win the league this season and could well run away with it. That would leave the rest of us to battle it out. “

“Toughest game thus far for us this. Sheff U will be top 2 the question will be who joins them in promotion.
We have a few players missing but apparently Kasim will be available for this according to local media. Let’s hope so as we are very thin on the ground at present.
Not expecting a win at all and will be pleased with a point.”

“No idea what the score will be “

“Our first big test of the season – and we’re 5 men down! Kasim and Stewart on international duty, Thompson, Obika and Hylton all injured.
I’d gladly accept remaining unbeaten at 5 o’clock Saturday but I think we’ll get beat.
Should be plenty of goals (again), decent crowd with plenty of hairy-arsed Yorkshiremen.
Looking forward to it. “

“Bit worried about our midfield without Yaser but we coped fine last season when he and Mass left for Asia. Looking forward to it. Shame we have so many out but Sheffield United are missing some players as well. The difference is they have a bigger squad (apart from defensively maybe) while we’re down to the bare bones already.
Hopeful we can sneak a draw. 1-1.”

“Kasim has been poor so far this season – Traore looked biscuits against Sarfend, so no worries there.
It’s the RB slot where we’ll struggle to cover for Thompson and the midfield does look a bit ‘samey’ with no particular oomph there.
Smith is a bit of a passenger up front at the moment – so thank God for Froggy Robert, a real classy dude. “

“Hope they do well this year. Don’t think many fans would begrudge them promotion.
I think they’ve more than done their time down amongst the dead men. “

“Hope it’s as entertaining as my last home game of last season!”

By Roy

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